The Tohoku Shinkansen
This video is titled "Max Speed of 320 km/h, Tohoku Shinkansen, Fukushima Station, High-Speed Passage." It's produced by "Tetsudo Yoshi" and shows the Tohoku Shinkansen flying through Fukushima station
In Japan, there are 9 lines: “Tokaido Shinkansen,” “Sanyo Shinkansen,” “Kyusyu Shinkansen,” “Tohoku Shinkansen,” “Hokuriku Shinkansen,” “Jyoetsu Shinkansen” “Yamagata Shinkansen,” “Akita Shinkansen,” and “Hokkaido Shinkansen.” These lines connect places all over Japan.
Among them, “Hayabusa,” “Komachi,” and “Hayate” of “Tohoku Shinkansen“ are very popular for rail fan or children who love trains.
The Tohoku Shinkansen is a railway line operated by the East Japan Rail Company (JR東日本:JR-East).
The Tohoku Shinkansen has a ten and twelve-car train called “Hayabusa” and “Hayate” respectively, both with top speeds of 320 kilometers per hour (~200 mph).
The sight of the Tohoku Shinkansen passing Fukushima station at such fantastic speed is incredible.
What Types of Shinkansen Are There in Japan?
Photo：Flower field, Shinkansen, and Mt. Fuji
Japan's shinkansen link the major cities throughout Japan.
The Tohoku Shinkansen, which operates the trains “Hayabusa,” “Hayate,” “Yamabiko,” “Nasuno,” “Tsubasa,” and “Komachi” link “Shin-Aomori” and “Tokyo.”
The Yamagata Shinkansen, or “Akita Shinkansen,” is also convenient for trips in Japan's Tohoku region.
Throughout the video we see many shinkansen flash before our eyes at incredible speeds.
The latest model of the sleek, aerodynamic Shinkansen is pretty cool!
Also you can enjoy the Japan sea area using the Joetsu Shinkansen, with its "Toki" and "Tanigawa" trains, or the recently opened Hokuriku Shinkansen.
The Tokaido Shinkansen travels from Tokyo and Shin-Yokohama to Shin-Osaka via stops in Nagoya and Kyoto.
Also the Sanyo Shinkansen links Shin-Osaka, Hakata, Kyushu, and Kagoshima Chuo Station.
New lines on some of the Hokkaido, Kyushu and Hokuriku Shinkansen lines are also scheduled to open after 2022.
How to Book Tickets for Japan's Shinkansen
Transportation for tourists in Japan is quite convenient as there are a number of buses and trains available.
In particular, the Japanese shinkansen has a beautiful interior design, easy to use facilities, and a comfortable travel experience.
For arrival and departure times, you can use the JR timetable, or the online transfer information service.
You can also check seat availability and book a ticket in advance online. There are different prices for unreserved and reserved seats, so be sure to reserve the seat that suits your budget.
We recommend checking necessary information for your trip, such as transportation fees or routes, in advance, for a smooth, safe trip.
Summary of Japan's Shinkansen
Photo：The Hokkaido Shinkansen
As you can see in the video, the awesome sight of the Tohoku Shinkansen can be seen at many stations in Japan.
The Linear Chuo Shinkansen, which will connect Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka, is scheduled to open in 2027.
This linear Shinkansen has a maximum speed of 500 km, and the travel time between Tokyo and Osaka will be reduced to one hour and seven minutes, compared to the current travel time of three hours and ten minutes.
It'll be interesting to see it in action.
Take advantage of the Tohoku Shinkansen and other Japanese railway lines to enjoy a comfortable journey through Japan.